Jennifer - posted on 03/02/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is 5. She does not do well falling asleep alone or staying asleep the entire night. She co-slept with my husband and I until age 3 (same as our 2 older children who transitioned well) but that is no longer an option due to several reasons. We have been struggling the past two years. I am looking for ideas and support to give my daughter confidence and rhythm/routine around bedtime. I need UNobvious ideas because I have tried the most obvious ideas (bath, stories, stuffed animals, songs). I also notice she has tendenicies towards anxiety, needing to know the plans for the next day, and being inflexible around plans. I want a well rested, confiant sleeper who doesn't end up in our bed in the wee hours. And to rid her around non-specific night time fears. Thanks!